Building Envelope News

HVAC Optimization

An Intro to Mechanical Optimization

Category: Energy Efficiency
Originally published in: EnergyPlace
Original date published: 2010-04-01

Most buildings waste a minimum of 10% (or more) of energy due to inefficient HVAC systems. Some of these inefficiencies are from the original installed system and the energy losses are included in the baseline consumption operating costs. Other inefficiencies are due to reduced performance from repair modification made over time.

In many buildings, especially larger structures, the payback or ROI sometimes can be realized in a short period of time. Evaluation of your mechanical systems to identify power consumption reduction opportunities can translate into significant cost savings. This optimization audit involves a systematic collection of information from the facilities staff and energy data collected from the mechanical equipment prone to highest energy consumption.

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